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Chic & Private Malibu Guesthouse, Close To Beach And Hiking Trails

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bdrm/1 Bath Modern Oasis On 5 Acre Horse Property, Near Beaches, Hiking Trail

With soaring ceilings and natural light, this pristine architectural gem is an eco-friendly oasis, complete with solar electricity and hot water, energy efficient appliances including washer/dryer. Two generous bedrooms grace the main guesthouse, while the third bedroom offers additional privacy in the adjacent studio steps away through a quaint zen garden.

Super fast wifi + big flat screen with Direct TV, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Showtime. Thousands of movies to choose from, plus there's always plenty of popcorn in the pantry!

Well stocked kitchen with dishes, glasses, utensils plus cookware to prepare meals. Full size stainless steel refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher along with microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, electric tea kettle and even a Vitamix for smoothies.

Linens include brand new luxe sheets, comforters and bath towels. Anti-microbial pillow and mattress covers to ensure ultimate cleanliness and prevent bedbugs. Six plush beach towels also included.

The bathroom is stocked with quality toilet paper, soap, bath salts, cotton balls, Q-tips, shampoo and conditioner, should you forget your personal toiletries.

Welcome basket awaits weary travelers with all kinds of goodies to enhance the experience.

More Details

colette brooks
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About colette brooks

Born and raised in Los Angeles, I've lived in Malibu for 19 years. I'm an avid equestrian, surfer, and yoga practitioner. My interests are animal welfare, environmental sustainability, cultural arts, design, and music.

colette brooks purchased this house in 1997

Why colette brooks chose Central Malibu

Location, location, location. As an avid surfer, equestrian, nature lover and culture-vulture, the property feeds my soul on so many different levels. The property is located on a private road among multi-million dollar homes. The guesthouse is nestled down a private driveway on a sprawling 5-acre horse property. It's an ultra clean, modern jewel box, affording discriminating guests the best of both worlds – a tranquil luxury escape yet a stone's throw from Malibu's bustling boho-chic restaurants and shopping, beaches, hiking trails and parks. While the canyon provides rural respite, Pacific Coast Highway with its trendy juice bars, coffee houses, markets, restaurants and shops is just a short walk away. Cross Creek and Malibu Lumber Yard shopping/dining areas are a 10 minute drive down the coast. Guests can walk or bike to Zuma Beach or Paradise Cove from the property. And Point Dume is located just across the highway - perfect for exploring by bike. Hikers, runners and nature lovers will be in heaven with access to the Santa Monica Mountain trails steps just from the property. Bike or walk to Point Dume's nature preserve; access miles and miles of ocean and canyon view trails steps from the guesthouse; or stay in and enjoy popcorn and a movie with all the comforts and amenities of a luxury hotel suite.

What makes this house unique

The guesthouse is a self contained oasis with all the amenities and comforts of home. There are detailed instructions in the guesthouse on how to operate the appliances, movies on demand, etc., as well as suggestions for recreational activities, beach access, restaurants and shopping. The host can always be reached via text message should questions arise.


Central Malibu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Third bedroom is in extra private detached studio
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The guesthouse is situated at the end of its own private driveway on a larger 5-acre property. Over an acre away from the main house, guests can come and go freely without accessing the rest of the property. To respect privacy and ensure safety, guests are not permitted to explore the grounds around the main house or visit the animals unless arranged with and supervised by the host.


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Chic & Private Malibu Guesthouse, Close To Beach And Hiking Trails
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews

Great place for Pepperdine parents visiting!

  • 5 of 5

My son attends Pepperdine and needed a place to stay while his apartment was ready, very private and secure with a gated community. It was close to Pepperdine and Zuma beach! Great place for a family vacation! The house is totally surrounded by trees and is within walking distance of Point Dume! Collete was the best host! Had such a a great experience I would book again! This house is my goto place in Malibu!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to host Raul, his brother, and his son. They were respectful, congenial and delightful people. Raul's son, a Pepperdine student, is an avid runner, so he accompanied me while I was on horseback and I showed him the secret trails steps away from the property. I welcome Raul and his family back anytime. Terrific guests!
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Quiet and quaint -Wonderful stay tucked away from the town. Perfect accommodations for The 6 of us!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for the stay at your guesthouse! The guest house and separate room was perfectly situated in Malibu for our family of 6. It was our first time to Malibu and the accommodations provided the right location for everyone’s Interests including going to the beach at Paradise Cove and Lechuza Beach, Malibu Cafe (a must if you’re with a group), hiking Zumba Canyon trail, hitting Malibu Cointry Mart, etc. The home is in perfect working condition and tastefully decorated. The house provided all we needed in a scenic setting including hearing owls and coyotes at night. Thank you for caring for our needs!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Three colleagues and I stayed in this guesthouse for a 'writing retreat'. It was a perfect choice - quiet but close to everything we needed in Malibu. Collette was very responsive and friendly during the reservation and follow-up process, and willing to help with recommendations.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home. Clean and well kept.

  • 5 of 5

We found this home to be very clean and well cared for. Check in and check out was simple and easy. The owner of this property was extremely helpful and easy to reach. Our whole experience was amazing. Thank you for having us! We will be back someday soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would book it again!

  • 4 of 5

Stylish and clean, surrounded by nature and close to Malibu's best beaches and great restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Casa Cavalerri was a great location and close to Zuma beach.

The house had a beautiful quiet setting and was quiet, clean and well appointed for our stay. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Los Angeles International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Ollie's Duck Dive
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Zuma Beach
Car: recommended

Wine Tours: With its own incredible micro-climate, Malibu has recently become home to many boutique vineyards and wineries. Malibu Family Wines and Rosenthal Winery, both just a few miles from the property, offer local tastings and tour packages.

Culture and Museums: If you want a bit of culture, Malibu Playhouse, Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University, and The Getty Villa are all within a short drive of the property.

Getting Around Town: As one of the most breathtaking vacation destinations on earth - with it's ocean views, world-class shopping and dining, and some of the best surfing on the planet, you can make Malibu home base and conveniently access other tourist destinations in and around Los Angeles. Malibu is less than 30 minutes from trendy Santa Monica and Venice; 45 minutes from West Hollywood and Beverly Hills; and under an hour from Universal Studios, Silverlake and downtown Los Angeles.




Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made 30 full days prior to listing’s local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in, otherwise no refund.

If the guest cancels less than 30 days in advance, the nights not spent are not refunded.

If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.

Cleaning fees are always refunded if the guest did not check in.

The VRBO service fee is non-refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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